Head over to the guardian music website to watch a live acoustic performance of Andalucia live at Jodrell Bank. Another track from the session will be at guardian.co.uk/music on Sunday. An interview with the band will be in the Observer on Sunday.
A glowing review of The Best of album at BBC Music:
It speaks volumes about Doves’ far-reaching ambitions –or perhaps their lack of provincial attitude –that they’ve made such a mighty noise for over a decade without ever being tagged a ‘Manchester band’.
When they shed their rave pop guise of Sub Sub and emerged in 1998 with glacial ghost story The Cedar Room –an amorphous spectre of a tune as haunting as the ghouls that inhabited its lyrics –their atmospheric bass throbs and sunbeam-surfing guitars spoke more of Viennese spires shrouded in gothic mist than cocaine benders down The City. Instead of being tethered to geographical roots, Doves took wing, inspiring hordes of potato-faced blokes, from I Am Kloot to Elbow, to make music as beautiful as they weren’t. In their time, Jimi Goodwin and Andy and Jez Williams have come to epitomise what can only be described as Mercury Prize rock.
As expansive and ambitious as their sound, this best-of set draws together their most memorable hits, stand-out album tracks, B-sides and alternative versions across a standard and deluxe, expanded edition. That it still doesn’t find space for Satellites is testament to the quality of the monumental music on display.
doves have announced via SPIN the US tour dates: It just so happens the Chicago show lands on my Birthday! Nice one.
5/14, San Diego, CA (House of Blues) 5/15, Anaheim, CA (House of Blues) 5/16, Los Angeles, CA (The Wiltern) 5/18, San Francisco, CA (The Fillmore) 5/19, Eugene, OR, (McDonald Theatre) 5/21, Vancouver, BC, (Commodore Ballroom) 5/22, Portland, OR, (Wonder Ballroom) 5/23, George, WA, (Sasquatch! Festival) 5/26, Denver, CO, (Gothic Theatre) 5/28, Minneapolis, MN, (Varsity Theatre) 5/29, Chicago, IL, (Vic Theatre) 5/30, Detroit, MI, (Majestic Theatre) 6/1, Toronto, ON (Kool Haus) 6/2, Montreal, QC (Le National) 6/4, New York, NY (Terminal 5) 6/5, Philadelphia, PA (The Trocadero) 6/6, Washington, DC (9.30 Club) 6/7, Boston, MA (House of Blues)
This is the beautiful artwork for the Kingdom of Rust single. As previously reported on the blog, below are the single format details: Piccadilly records are now taking pre orders for the CD & 7″ and they report that they will be carrying the 12″ records too.
1. Kingdom Of Rust 2. Push Me On (Playgroup Megamix Edit)
1. Kingdom Of Rust
1. Push Me On
Limited edition 12″ #1:
1. “Kingdom of Rust” (Prins Thomas Diskomiks)
Limited edition 12″ #2:
1. “Push Me On” (Playgroup Megamix Full Version)
Limited edition 12″ #3:
1. “Push Me On” (The Glimmers Remix)
1. “Kingdom of Rust” 2. “Kingdom of Rust” (Remix)
UK iTunes exclusive download:
1. “Kingdom of Rust” 2. “Kingdom of Rust” (Acoustic) 3. “Kingdom of Rust” (Remix)
A lovely piece about the album recording sessions, has been posted on the music emissions site. Click on the image to read the article. Some interesting thoughts/tidbits on the Kingdom of Rust album, as the writer got to chat with the band in their Cheshire farm studio in January.